It has been demonstrated that we can use interrupted growth mode in metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) to fabricate nanoscale InGaN self-assembed quantum dots (QDs). With a 12-s growth interruption, we successfully formed InGaN QDs with a typical lateral size of 25 nm and an average height of 4.1 nm. The QDs density is about 2 × 1010cm-2. In contrast, much larger InGaN QDs were obtained without growth interruption. Compared with samples prepared without growth interrupt, a much larger photoluminescence (PL) intensity and a large 67 meV PL blue shift was observed from samples prepared with growth interrupt. These results suggest such a growth interrupt method is potentially useful in nitride-based optoelectronic devices grown by MOCVD.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Materials Chemistry